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Meltdown: Shonekan seeks incentives for firms

By Michael Eboh & Naomi Uzor LAGOS—Following the effect of the global economic crisis on the Nigerian economy and businesses in the country, Chief Ernest Shonekan, has called on governments at all levels to introduce stimulus packages for industries, to boost their productivity and make them compete effectively with their counterpart in the global community.

Prepare for long strike, ASUU tells members

By Emmanuel Aziken,  Victor Ahiuma-Young, Emmanuel Edukugho, Olubusuyi Adenipekun & Dayo Adesulu ABUJA—PRESIDENT of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie, yesterday, advised members to prepare for a very long strike should government fail to address their grievances, even as the Senate Committee on Education said the  Federal Government had begun partial
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N5.2bn fraud: Yar’Adua to scrap REA

By Emmanuel Aziken & Inalegwu Shuaibu ABUJA — President Umaru Yar‘Adua is moving to abolish the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), the body at the centre of the N5.2 billion fraud allegedly masterminded by some members of the National Assembly and senior officers of the government.

Corrupt judges now to face EFCC —CJN

By Ise-Oluwa Ige ABUJA— Henceforth, serving judges indicted by the National Judicial Council (NJC) of corruption will not only be sacked from the bench but shall be handed over to either the EFCC or the ICPC for investigation and prosecution, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, yesterday, disclosed.